Construction is progressing on the second phase of Women's College Hospital, located between Grenville and Grosvenor Streets, west of Bay and east of University. The second phase is being built to the west of the 10-storey first phase of the redeveloped hospital which opened last year. 

Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Perkins Eastman Black, IBI Group ArchitectsWomen's College Hospital viewed from the west on Grosvenor Street, image by Jack Landau

Designed by Perkins Eastman Black and IBI Group Architects, the second phase consists of a nine-storey concrete building fronting onto Grosvenor Street to the north and a two-storey steel-framed pavilion fronting on Grenville Street to the south.

Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Perkins Eastman Black, IBI Group ArchitectsLooking southeast from Grosvenor Street, image by Jack Landau

The two-storey steel-constructed section fronting on Grenville will be the site of the hospital's main entrance and pick-up/drop-off area. Women's College Hospital will have no patient beds; all of its programs are delivered on an out-patient basis.

Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Perkins Eastman Black, IBI Group ArchitectsTwo-storey, steel-framed southern section fronting onto Grenville Street, image by Jack Landau

Upon completion of the first phase, the new building's west side was left unfinished with knockout panels in place to connect with the now-under-construction second phase. On the outside, the north facade of the second phase extends the stone wall panels of the first phase, along with the same glazing for a seamless exterior.

Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Perkins Eastman Black, IBI Group ArchitectsCombined frontages of the first and second phases on Grosvenor Street, image by Jack Landau

In the image below, we take a closer look at the meeting point between these first and second phases. Though the stone cladding for the second phase appears darker than that of phase one, this is likely just construction dirt, and the two facades can be expected to match once the exterior is cleaned upon completion.

Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Perkins Eastman Black, IBI Group ArchitectsThe meeting point of the two phases' north facades, image by Jack Landau

The rendering below of the completed Women's College Hospital complex shows how it all will fit together. The site of the former Art Deco wing of the hospital—which was was demolished late last year—will become a green space and entryway at the west end of the site.

Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Perkins Eastman Black, IBI Group ArchitectsRendering of the completed Women's College Hospital

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